Baby’s First Year
One By One
There are many developments that take place during a child’s first twelve months of life. Among them is the eruption of the first baby teeth. Baby teeth typically begin to enter the mouth between 4-6 months. It is important to start children on the right path of good oral hygiene practices to ensure a lifetime of a healthy smile. Here’s what to do:
- Before Teeth
- Begin cleaning your baby’s mouth by wiping the gums with a clean, moist gauze pad or washcloth.
- Do not put your child to bed with a bottle.
- First Teeth to 2 Years Old
- 3-6 Years
- Limit the amount of sugary drinks and snacks.
- Use a pea-size amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
- Introduce flossing when your child has two teeth that touch.
If you have any questions please contact the Office of Oral Health HERE.